|2008-09-19, 01:44 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Iron Man Bluray only compatible with PS3?
Well today a bluray copy of Iron Man fell into my lap and I hunkered down to watch it on my father's BDP-1500 Samsung Bluray player. Inside the case was a piece of paper which stated the following:
Well I popped the feature disc into the player (it's a two disc set), and got the usual loading screen at the start of Bluray discs, and then just black. We let it sit for a good 5-10 minutes and the disc just would not load. We checked to make sure it was clean and tried again, still wouldn't load. So I dragged my laptop out, connected the Bluray player to the internet and downloaded the newest firmware update, which Samsung claims to have released on 08/08/08. I put the disc in after the update and still got a black screen that went nowhere.
So I then decided to try the special feature disc out, and it loaded fine. So I took the feature disc down to my room and put it in my PS3, and sure enough, it worked fine. I ended up having to drag the PS3 upstairs to watch the movie.
Now my main reasons for this post are as follows:
1. Has anyone else had this problem if you've recieved early copies as well, or is this a problem unique to samsung players?
2. If this is strictly because the BDP-1500 doesn't currently support 2.0, can I expect future movies to be this strict on requirements as well?
The way I understood it, people who bought their Bluray players before 2008 that werent PS3's are completely S.O.L. in regards to 2.0 compliance, and if this is the strict future of Bluray, theres going to be a lot of early adopter anger over this. I don't see how it can be plausible to completely shut out the consumers who adopted early. Now I'm not too worried about that particular model of Samsung player as it has the hardware necessary to make it 2.0 compliant whenever Samsung gets a firmware update out to support it, but what about all the people with earlier versions? I know the PS3 is the best bluray player in terms of future-proofing, but this can't be right.
I've tried doing some google researching but I can't find any mention of Iron Man Blu-ray featuring some kind of new features that make it incompatible with older players. Anyone else have any ideas or experience on the matter? Maybe find a news site I overlooked with info on this?
If this is the future of bluray, I'm glad I own a PS3 >.<
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